Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Fishing Info

About Southern Fried Charters

Where does Southern Fried Charters fish?

We fish the Steinhatchee area, including Gulf of Mexico, Bear Bay Swamp.

What are the target fish?

Target fish include Crappie (Also Called Black Crappie, White Crappie  ), Redfish (Also Called Red Drum, Channel Bass, Spottail Bass), Sea Trout (Also Called Speckled Trout, Spotted Sea Trout), Sheepshead (Also Called Convict Fish, Sheephead  ), Summer Flounder (Also Called Flounder, Fluke  ), Tarpon (Also Called Silver King, Silverfish, Sábalo  ), Black Drum (Also Called Drum, Drummer)

Where in Steinhatchee to we meet our guests?

We meet at Marina at Deadman's Bay ( Marina at Deadman's Bay, 104 1st Ave SE, Steinhatchee, FL 32359, USA )

Do I need a STATE Fishing license?

Yes, a Fishing license is required

Where do I get a STATE Fishing license?

Florida residents and visitors 16 years of age and older are required to possess a Florida freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing license when engaged in active or passive fishing activities.  However, you do not need a saltwater fishing license if saltwater fishing from a for-hire vessel (guide, charter, party boat) that has a valid charter license or from a vessel whose operator has a valid recreational saltwater vessel license issued in the name of the operator of the vessel. If you are looking for online access for a license, please check Go Outdoors Florida here:

How much should I Tip?

It is customary to tip 20% of the trip total. We work tirelessly to make sure you have a guest experience!

Do I need to bring my own gear?

No, we provide standard gear such as rods and reels so you don’t need to worry about anything. But please feel free to bring you own gear if you prefer.

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